May 16, 1864
A Soldier Robbed. – A soldier by the name of Bridges, was robbed on Saturday night of fifty-six dollars in greenbacks, under the following circumstances. He says he was walking up Main street, with a woman whose acquaintance he had lately formed and when near the corner of Union and Main streets, he was approached by two men who appeared to be acquainted with the woman, and who under pretense of being offended at finding the woman in presence of a stranger, fell up on Bridges and beat him violently. Bridges being intoxicated was incapable of making much resistance, and upon feeling for his money a few minutes afterwards he discovered that he had been robbed. Bridges thinks he can identify the thieves.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: May 1864